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Reduce risk and maintain compliance with our specialist risk management services.

We’re proud to be a leading provider of complete life cycle risk management solutions. From ensuring asset safety and legal compliance with our thorough engineering inspections to driving operational efficiency with our specialist non-destructive testing services, (and much more in between), we’re proud of the long-lasting partnerships we have formed with our customers over the last 160 years, based on the value of our solutions.

Inspection of Atmospheric Storage Tanks

Ensure the safety and compliance of your Atmospheric Storage Tanks with expert inspections

At BES Group, we recognise the crucial role that atmospheric storage tanks play in various industries, from manufacturing and processing to energy and transportation. However, as these tanks age and undergo regular use, they may require comprehensive inspections to maintain their integrity and compliance with safety regulations.

Our specialised Atmospheric Storage Tank Inspection Services provide a comprehensive solution to address the needs of your storage tanks, ensuring their continued safety and compliance.

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Our industry leading Atmospheric Storage Tanks services

Our inspection services cover all Atmospheric Pressure Tanks (or low pressures up to 0.5 bars), and Metallic Storage Tanks that have not been built to a specific design code, such as EN 14015.

At the BES Group, our highly skilled technicians follow the most stringent industry standards and apply the best practices when carrying out the best-fit inspection procedures. They also adhere to design code calculations to provide accurate and reliable inspection services.

As part of our Atmospheric Storage Tank service offering, we can provide:

  • Tank Preparation for Inspection Consultancy (in service or out of service, including consultancy on cleaning and blasting services).
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) including UT Ultrasonic Thickness, MPI, DPI, Visual, foundation, and Planar Tilt surveys.
  • Fitness for Service and Remaining Life Calculations and Assessment (best-fit code calculations applied such as ASME VIII, PD 500, EEMUA 159) to provide remaining life services.
  • Additional corrosion mapping and localised metal loss assessment (in line with EEMUA 159 section 5.4 or API 579 where required).

In 2018, there was a major explosion at an atmospheric storage tank at a chemical plant in Cheshire, which killed two workers and caused millions of pounds in damage. This incident was the most serious atmospheric storage tank accident in the UK in recent years, which means it’s more important than ever to ensure your atmospheric storage tanks are being properly maintained!

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To schedule a comprehensive assessment of your atmospheric storage tanks and discuss your inspection needs, contact BES Group today.

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Key benefits

Fitness for Service

Our Fitness for Service Inspections of Storage Tanks meet the highest industry standards, helping you comply with COMAH and PUWER regulations.

Extend the Lifespan

Extend the lifespan of your ageing plant storage tanks and avoid leaks and environmental issues with our scheduled inspections of corroded tanks.

Post-repair consultancy

We offer post-repair testing consultancy (NDT, radiography, hydrotests) to give you peace of mind.

Highest Quality

Our services ensure the structural and operational integrity of your storage tanks is of the highest quality.

Consulting to prevent damage

We consult with clients to prevent inadvertent damage or risk caused by out-of-code repairs or incorrect repair procedures.

Fitness for Service

Our Fitness for Service Inspections of Storage Tanks meet the highest industry standards, helping you comply with COMAH and PUWER regulations.

Extend the Lifespan

Extend the lifespan of your ageing plant storage tanks and avoid leaks and environmental issues with our scheduled inspections of corroded tanks.

Post-repair consultancy

We offer post-repair testing consultancy (NDT, radiography, hydrotests) to give you peace of mind.

Highest Quality

Our services ensure the structural and operational integrity of your storage tanks is of the highest quality.

Consulting to prevent damage

We consult with clients to prevent inadvertent damage or risk caused by out-of-code repairs or incorrect repair procedures.

FAQs

How often should atmospheric storage tanks be inspected?

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Did you know...

100 million

in damage can be caused by atmospheric storage tank failures, according to the American Petroleum Institute.

1,000

fatalities have been caused by atmospheric storage tank failures since 1970, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

100

accidents involving atmospheric storage tanks take place in the UK each year, according to the HSE.

Hear what our customers have to say

We care about the journey we take our customers on, but it’s not our word you should be taking, see what our customers think of the service we provided!

BES is a really disruptive force in the market, they are able to provide a variety of necessary services to their customers and none of the other big players are able to provide that breadth of services.

Industry competitor

The BES inspectors are way more technically competent and diligent compared to other providers. I previously used Allianz, and BES definitely stands out due to their strong technical competence and strong back office support.

Customer

Project Operations Manager

We have been with BES for the past 5 years and don’t plan on switching providers. They are very flexible with their services and are able to bring the best inspectors who can deal with on the ground challenges and build real relationships with clients.

Customer

Global Technical Services Manager

The industry requires competence to be demonstrated, typically through UKAS accreditation, which is a prerequisite for many major clients. BES is type A accredited, which is preferred, they can provide highly objective opinions.

Customer

Senior Project Manager

Why choose us

Industry expertise

Our specialist experience in EEMUA 159 (Qualified Tank Assessors), pressure vessels, and a wide range of industries allows us to apply the best-fit procedures and code calculations to non-code-built assets.

Commitment to quality

BES Group is committed to providing our customers with the highest quality services possible. We use state-of-the-art equipment and software, and our assessors are all certified to the highest standards. 

Nationwide service offering

No matter where you're based, we're proud to say that we can carry out Tank Inspections on sites throughout in the UK. 

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